One of the better forwards from his time, Hernan Crespo has spoken about the number nines of modern-day.
He, of course, began by paying homage to the two GOATs in Messi and Ronaldo before moving on to praise others.
“There is already Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who are on a different level than the others. Then there are players that I like a lot like Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema, Luis Suarez, if we are only talking about number 9s, because if we talk about players who have a particular vision, they can play.
Finally he came to the analysis of Barcelona’s summer signing of 2019 and it might have been spot on!
“A player who suffers a bit due to his transfer fee but he has to adapt, and has incredible intelligence, is Antoine Griezmann. He won a world cup, he understands the game in an incredible way, in Barcelona, we have not yet seen his best version.
“He accepted the challenge, with a completely different philosophy, it will take time.”
Crespo has touched on the fact that he is extremely impressed by another potential Barcelona target in Lautaro Martinez!
But there are many players I love, I didn’t mention the Argentinians, like Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Lautaro Martinez.”
The striker played it safe unlike his career days in the comparison between Grizemann and Martinez but we feel he would not oppose the idea of Griezmann, Messi and Martinez all playing together!